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Simsbury woman shot, killed while speaking with 911 operators


Simsbury police continue to investigate a deadly shooting at an apartment complex Wednesday night, which is the first in the town in more than 11 years.

Around 8:30 p.m., police said they received a 911 call from a woman at the Meadow Apartment Complex on Route 10.

In the 911 call, the unidentified woman said her boyfriend was going to shoot her and him, and that he was pointing a gun at her.

Then two gunshots were heard.

Simsbury police said officers were dispatched to the apartment within 24 seconds of receiving the call for help, and the first officer arrived within 30 seconds of being dispatched.

Officers from Simsbury and Avon assembled and attempted to make contact with the people inside, but were unable to do so.

Police said the only sounds coming from inside were from the cries of a baby. Police forced their way into the apartment and said they found two people dead.

The 18-month-old boy was found in the apartment uninjured.

"I don't believe the child saw the incident in question," said Simsbury Police Chief Peter Ignvertsen.

However, the incident has residents of the Meadow Apartment scared.

"I live in the building over there, and I want out now," Amelia Adams said. "It's scary, it's really scary."

Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Squad has been investigating the incident and have not released the identities of the man and woman found dead, or the possible motive for the crime.

"There were no complaints to that address at all," Ignvertsen said. "This was the first time that we have ever been there."

It is believed to be a murder-suicide, but police cannot confirm that until they receive autopsy results. 

"Neighbors are safe," Ignvertsen said. "There are no suspects running around the complex."

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